Chapter 25 Cold War America (1945-1963)
Margin Questions Ch 25: Questions 2 (809), 3 (814), 8 (829)
Chapter 26 Triumph of the Middle (1945-1963)
Margin Questions Ch 26: Questions 1 (841), 4 (851), 5 (854), 8 (863)
Chapter 27 Walking into Freedom Land: The Civil Rights Movement (1941-1973)
Margin Questions Ch 27: Questions 4 (877), 5 (878), 6 (883), and 9 (897)
Chapter 28 Universal Wars: Liberal Crisis and Conservative Rebirth (1961-1972)
Margin Questions Ch 28: Questions 2 (909), 8 (926), 9 (927)
Chapter 29 The Search for Order in an Era of Limits (1973-1980)
Margin Questions Ch 29: Questions 1 (939), 6 (951), 9 (960), 10 (962)
Monday March 25th
Go over Unit 8
8.1 The Cold War
Wednesday March 27th
8.2 The Korean War
Thursday March 28th
Causation DBQ Early Cold War (in-class)
8.3 The Cold War Comes Home FLIPPED
-Stalin to Kruschev
-Space Race, Sputnik
-2nd Red Scare
-NSC/CIA + U2 Affair
Spring Break April 1st-5th
Everything below TBD....
Monday April 8th
DBQ Causation Warm-up
8.4 The Affluent Society
Wednesday April 10th
Conformity in the 1950s Thesis
8.5 The Nifty Fifties FLIPPED
-Television/Automobile = Conformity
Friday April 11th
Malcolm X Reading
8.6 Origins of the Civil Rights
Begin KP8 Persons Projects
Spring Rally 4/16?
Saturday 4/28 MOCK AP EXAM SIGN UPS
Monday April 15th
8.7 The Young Fight Jim Crow
Begin 8.8 Changing Laws Doesn't Always Change Minds
Wednesday April 17th
KP8 Persons Projects
Thursday April 18th
Finish 8.8 Changing Laws Doesn't Always Change Minds
8.9 Camelot and Crisis
Saturday 4/20 MOCK AP EXAM (42 spots) F212
Monday April 22nd
8.10 Social Upheaval
Wednesday April 24th
Finish KP8 Persons Projects
Assign Court Cases
Thursday April 25th
Begin 8.12 The Stagnant 70s
Monday April 29th
8.13 The Gnarly 80s
Wednesday May 1st
Court Case Presentations
Thursday May 2nd
Finish Court Case Presentations
APUSH REVIEW KP9 Videos/ KP9 1-Sheeter
Monday May 6th
Butcher Paper Gallery Walk Review
Wednesday May 8th
Picking Final Projects
Finish Butcher Paper Gallery Walk Review
Amendments and Human Timeline
Wednesday Night APUSH Cafeteria CRAM Session?
Thursday May 9th
Friday May 10th
Tuesday May 15th
Thursday May 17th
Monday May 21st
Wednesday May 23rd
Friday May 25th
NO SCHOOL MONDAY MAY 28TH
Wednesday May 30th
Thursday May 31st
Friday June 1st
Key Period 9
The New Right
Cold War, Truman ---> Reagan
Federal Spending, Liberalism vs Conservatism
Engel, Epperson, and Roe
Periodization 1980-93 (Reagan Era), 1993-Present (Modern Era)
Reagan + Trump Campaign Slogan
NAFTA vs TPP
make a trip through
UNIT 8 HOMEWORK
Primary Source Documents Link
No Margin Questions this unit
group Court Case Presentations
2-4 minute presentation and video.
Pick a Warrent or Burger Court Case and you will need to make sure that you teach the class, and your presentation needs to include: Backstory, Chief Justice information, the court's decision, and the historical significance. You must create a Smore Website Presentation in addition to a YouTube video.
Videos are due Tuesday May 1st
1. Brown v Board 1954
2. Mapp v. Ohio 1961
3. Baker v. Carr 1962
4. Engel v. Vitale 1962
5. Gideon v. Wainwright 1963
6. Escobedo v. Illinois 1964
7. Griswold v. Connecticut 1965
8. Miranda v. Arizona 1966
9. Loving v. Virginia
10. Roe v. Wade 1973
11. US. vs. Nixon 1974
12. Regents of Univ. of California v. Bakke 1978
13. Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)
Six Degrees of Separation Historical Persons Project
Expectations: Explain in a 3 minute SMORE presentation, teach the historical significance of your person, and how/why they are relevant to APUSH. Create something as well. (Rap, Video, Poem, Drawing, poster, something...anything). Tie them to the Key Concept Outline.
Presentations are due by April 17th before class begins.
Presentation dates: April 17th and April 23rd.
Deadline: 11:30pm, April 29
PERIOD 8 (1945-1980)
1945–1980 After World War II, the United States grappled with prosperity and unfamiliar international responsibilities while struggling to live up to its ideals.
Key Concept 8.1:
The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and attempting to defend a position of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences.
I. After World War II, the United States sought to stem the growth of Communist military power and
ideological influence, create a stable global economy,
and build an international security system.
A. The United States developed a foreign policy based on collective security and a multilateral economic framework that bolstered non-Communist nations.
B. The United States sought to “contain” Soviet-dominated communism through a variety of measures, including military engagements in Korea and Vietnam.
• development of hydrogen bomb
• massive retaliation
• space race
C. The Cold War fluctuated between periods of direct and indirect military confrontation and periods of mutual coexistence (or détente).
II. As the United States focused on containing communism, it faced increasingly complex foreign policy issues, including decolonization, shifting international alignments and regional conflicts, and global economic and environmental changes.
A. Postwar decolonization and the emergence of powerful nationalist movements in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East led both sides in the Cold War to seek allies among new nations, many of which remained nonaligned.
Key Concept 8.1
B. Cold War competition extended to Latin America, where the United States supported non-Communist regimes with varying levels of commitment to democracy.
C. Ideological, military, and economic concerns shaped U.S. involvement in the Middle East, with several oil crises in the region eventually sparking attempts at creating a national energy policy.
• Suez Crisis, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
III. Cold War policies led to continued public debates over the power of the federal government, acceptable means for pursuing international and domestic goals, and the proper balance between liberty and order.
A. Americans debated policies and methods designed to root out Communists within the United States even as both parties tended to support the broader Cold War strategy of containing communism.
B. Although the Korean conflict produced some minor domestic opposition, the Vietnam War saw the rise of sizable, passionate, and sometimes violent antiwar protests that became more numerous as the war escalated.
C. Americans debated the merits of a large nuclear arsenal, the “military-industrial complex,” and the appropriate power of the executive branch in conducting foreign and military policy.
Key Concept 8.2:
Liberalism, based on anticommunism abroad and a firm belief in the efficacy of governmental and especially federal power to achieve social goals at home, reached its apex in the mid- 1960s and generated a variety of political and cultural responses.
I. Seeking to fulfill Reconstruction-era promises, civil rights activists and political leaders achieved some legal and political successes in ending segregation, although progress toward equality was slow and halting.
A. Following World War II, civil rights activists utilized a variety of strategies — legal challenges, direct action, and nonviolent protest tactics — to combat racial discrimination.
• Fannie Lou Hamer, John Lewis, Thurgood Marshall
B. Decision-makers in each of the three branches of the federal government used measures including desegregation of the armed services, Brown v. Board of Education, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to promote greater racial justice.
C. Continuing white resistance slowed efforts at desegregation, sparking a series of social and political crises across the nation, while tensions among civil rights activists over tactical and philosophical issues increased after 1965.
II. Stirred by a growing awareness of inequalities in American society and by the African American civil rights movement, activists also addressed issues of identity and social justice, such as gender/sexuality and ethnicity.
A. Activists began to question society’s assumptions about gender and to call for social and economic equality for women and for gays and lesbians.
• The Feminine Mystique, Gloria Steinem
Key Concept 8.2
B. Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans began to demand social and economic equality and a redress of past injustices.
C. Despite the perception of overall affluence in postwar America, advocates raised awareness of the prevalence and persistence of poverty as a national problem, sparking efforts to address this issue.
III. As many liberal principles came to dominate postwar politics and court decisions, liberalism came under attack from the left as well as from resurgent conservative movements.
A. Liberalism reached its zenith with Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society efforts to use federal power to end racial discrimination, eliminate poverty, and address other social issues while attacking communism abroad.
B. Liberal ideals were realized in Supreme Court decisions that expanded democracy and individual freedoms, Great Society social programs and policies, and the power of the federal government, yet these unintentionally helped energize a new conservative movement that mobilized to defend traditional visions of morality and the proper role of state authority.
• Griswold v. Connecticut, Miranda v. Arizona
C. Groups on the left also assailed liberals, claiming they did too little to transform the racial and economic status quo at home and pursued immoral policies abroad.
• Students for a Democratic Society, Black Panthers
Key Concept 8.3:
Postwar economic, demographic, and technological changes had a far-reaching impact on American society, politics, and the environment.
I. Rapid economic and social changes in American society fostered a sense of optimism in the postwar years as well as underlying concerns about how these changes were affecting American values.
A. A burgeoning private sector, continued federal spending, the baby boom, and technological developments helped spur economic growth, middle-class suburbanization, social mobility, a rapid expansion of higher education, and the rise of the “Sun Belt” as a political and economic force.
B. These economic and social changes, in addition to the anxiety engendered by the Cold War, led to an increasingly homogeneous mass culture as well as challenges to conformity by artists, intellectuals, and rebellious youth. • Beat movement, The Affluent Society, rock and roll music
C. Conservatives, fearing juvenile delinquency, urban unrest, and challenges to the traditional family, increasingly promoted their own values and ideology.
II. As federal programs expanded and economic growth reshaped American society, many sought greater access to prosperity even as critics began to question the burgeoning use of natural resources.
A. Internal migrants as well as migrants from around the world sought access to the economic boom and other benefits of the United States, especially after the passage of new immigration laws in 1965.
B. Responding to the abuse of natural resources and the alarming environmental problems, activists and legislators began to call for conservation measures and a fight against pollution.
Key Concept 8.3
• Rachel Carson, Clean Air Act
III. New demographic and social issues led to significant political and moral debates that sharply divided the nation.
A. Although the image of the traditional nuclear family dominated popular perceptions in the postwar era, the family structure of Americans was undergoing profound changes as the number of working women increased and many social attitudes changed.
B. Young people who participated in the counterculture of the 1960s rejected many of the social, economic, and political values of their parents’ generation, initiated a sexual revolution, and introduced greater informality into U.S. culture.
C. Conservatives and liberals clashed over many new social issues, the power of the presidency and the federal government, and movements for greater individual rights.
• Watergate, Bakke v. University of California, Phyllis Schlafly
final project turn-in
Wednesday April 18th
8.4 The Affluent Society
8.5 The Nifty Fifties
Friday April 20th
Malcolm X Reading
Lectures Civil Rights 1 and Civil Rights 2
CCOT Take Home DBQ Slavery--> Civil Rights
Content Review F212
Saturday April 15th Testing Workshop
Tuesday April 24th
Pearl Harbor DBQ analysis
8.6 Changing Laws and Changing Minds
Thursday April 26th
8.7 CC, 8.8 Social Upheaval,
Engel, Epperson, and Roe Thesis
Monday April 30th
CCOT Cold War Nixon Intro
8.7 gaffes, questions
8.8 Social Upheaval
8.10 The Stagnant Seventies
SATURDAY APRIL 22ND MOCK A.P. EXAM
SCORES BACK 8 AM-11 AM
Monday April 24th KP 1+2 Review
Wednesday May 2nd
Ronald Reagan - The Great Communicator
Contextualization- The Carder Presidency
8.10 + 8.11 The Stagnant Seventies & The Gnarly Eighties
Key Period 3+4 Review
Wednesday April 26th KP 5 Review
Friday May 4th
Unit 8 Exam
Key Period 6 Review
Tuesday May 8th
SDI/Patriot Act SAQ
Tuesday May 2nd Cafeteria Review Cram Session
Thursday May 10th
Court Case Presentations
Cafeteria Review Cram Session
Friday May 11th
Thursday May 4th Cafeteria Review Cram Session
Tuesday May 9th
Picking Final Project topics
1:45-2:46 Library Computer Lab
Thursday May 11th
Monday May 15th
Return Text Books 2 PM
Pick upcoming Movies
Work on Projects
Wednesday May 17th
Work on Projects
Friday May 19th
Work on Projects
Tuesday May 23rd
Project Presentation Day 1
Thursday May 25th
Project Presentation Day 2
Tuesday May 30th
Project Presentation Day 3
Friday June 2nd